Well, I’m back. My eyes are still puffy and I’m liable to start crying again at any moment but am trying to get back to normal – whatever that is. We worked really hard to get everything moved in and unpacked in a day and a half. I did leave the boys with a to-do list which I hope they’ll pay attention to – nothing major, just a few things I didn’t get to, like cleaning the freezer. And of course, Jess wants to paint his room and bathroom – he likes color on the walls as much as I do.
When the truck arrived Tuesday morning Jess begged me to please set his bed up right away. I guess he hadn’t enjoyed sleeping on the inflatable bed the night before. I have to say that he did a really good job buying his bed linens. He was obviously paying attention when I explained thread count to him. He used this shower curtain as his inspiration for the color scheme.
I didn’t make the duvet cover (I didn’t iron it either! We had forgotten to buy an ironing board.). I just ran out of time and it was easy to buy one ready-made. I made a tailored bedskirt and the pillows out of Ultrasuede and upholstery-weight microsuede. We tried adding some green on the bed but it was just too much. I’m happy with the way it turned out. It’s a nice cozy bed for a boy who loves his sleep. I was hoping he’d need some window treatments so that I could use up the rest of the fabric. Don’t ask me why I bought an entire roll of it – I have no idea what my original plan for 20 yards of camel microsuede was. It must have been a good deal. The boys did ask if I’d bring my sewing machine next time and reupholster the dining chairs and bar stools – that would be a good way to use up the rest. Those cushions are currently upholstered in off-white linen-like fabric which should be nice and dirty the next time I see them.
Today I cleaned Jess’ room here at home and moved one of my cutting tables in. Once I get my emotions under control I think I’ll enjoy working in there. :-)